The Richest Rappers In the World
Net worth: $550 million
Real name: Shawn Carter
Date of birth: December 4 1969
Born in New York, little did the world know what great things little Shawn Carter would go on to achieve. Now known as Jay-Z, he has sold over 75 million records and received 19 Grammy Awards for his hip hop records to date. As such, he has collaborated with some of the best names on the planet - it would be impossible to mention them all as there are simply too many! He has also dabbled in business and fashion (he founded the Rocawear clothing label) to name just a couple of his other interests outside of music. It is estimated that his net worth currently sits at somewhere around $550 million. As if all that wasn't enough to make you jealous, he's also the husband to the stunning superstar Beyoncé.
Net worth: $700 million
Real name: Sean Combs
Date of birth: November 4 1969
Diddy? Puff Daddy? P. Diddy? Who knows what name he's going by nowadays? Aside from the fact that he seems to change his name more often than I change my socks, what I do know is that this rapper's real name is Sean Combs (which he also calls himself sometimes, just to make things more confusing). With a net worth of $700 million, he is one of the wealthiest rappers in the world. For the most part, he has made his money through making and producing records; he signed The Notorious B.I.G., who is - well - notorious. As if that wasn't enough, his first album (No Way Out) went seven times platinum, which is almost unheard of. Even if he isn't to your taste, Diddy clearly appeals to somebody!